Fourth International Workshop on Computational Latin Dialectology





28–29 March, 2019



Conference Room

Research Institute for Linguistics (RIL), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

Benczúr utca 33.

1068 Budapest







Thursday, 28 March, 2019

9:00 - 9:15

Prószéky, Gábor (Director, RIL/HAS, Budapest) and Kiss, Sándor (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


Chair: Kiss, Sándor (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


9:15 – 9:50

Adamik, Béla (LRGCLD[1], RIL/HAS, Budapest) – The transformation of the vowel system in African Latin with a focus on vowel mergers as evidenced in inscriptions, and the problem of the dialectal positioning of Roman Africa


9:50 – 10:25

Gaspar, Catarina (University of Lisbon) – Orthography as described in the Latin grammars and the spelling in the Latin epigraphic texts


10:25 – 11:00

Tamponi, Lucia (University of Pisa) – Remarks on vowel deletion in Latin inscriptions from Sardinia


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break



Chair: Ittzés, Máté (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


11:30 – 12:05

Urbanová, Daniela (Masaryk University Brno) – Sic illi – Comparative clauses with malicious intent in Greek and Latin Inscriptions


12:05 – 12:40

Gonda, Attila (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS – Eötvös Loránd University Budapest) – Frameworks of reference in the identification of Latin dialects


12:40 – 13:15

Barta, Andrea (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest) – Parallel phrases and interaction in Greek and Latin magical texts – curses and amulets


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break



Chair: Barta, Andrea (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest)


14.30 – 15.05

Vágási, Tünde (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest) – Minitrae et Numini eius. A Celtic deity and the vulgar Latin in Aquincum


15:05 – 16:15 Demonstration of the Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of the Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age: new developments and some case studies of data collection issues – Adamik, Béla (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest) in active collaboration with the data collectors: Jiří Honzl MA (Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague), Markéta Melounová PhD, Natália Gachallová MA, Radek Černoch MA, and Martin Šmerda MA (Department of Classical Studies, Masaryk University, Brno).


Friday, 29 March, 2019



Chair: Adamik, Tamás (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


9:00 – 9:35

Beu-Dachin, Eugenia (National History Museum of Transylvania,
Cluj-Napoca) –
Linguistic peculiarities in the Latin inscriptions from Potaissa (Dacia)


9:35 – 10:10

Kunčer, Dragana (Institute of History, Belgrade) – CIL III 9527 as evidence of spoken Latin in sixth-century Dalmatia


10:10 – 10:45

Cotugno, Francesca (University of Nottingham – University of Oxford) – Mainz curse tablets: a linguistic investigation


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break



Chair: Cser, András (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest – Piliscsaba)


11:15 – 11:50

Papini, Alessandro (Ghent University) – A preliminary investigation on the <ae>/<e> graphemic oscillation in Latin inscriptions from Rome: the relationship between vowel alternations, lexical stress and syllabic structure


11:50 – 12:25

Paulus, Nóra (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest) – A comparative analysis of the weakening of the word-final -s and -m 


12:25 – 13:00

Tantimonaco, Silvia (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest) – Geminate consonants and degemination in Latin: A problematic issue


13:00 – 13:10

Closing remarks – Adamik, Béla (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest)



Please find the abstracts of the papers here.



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The Workshop has been organized in the framework of the project “Lendület (‘Momentum’) Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology” (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), of the project “VaLiD – Value to Linguisitc Differences: Misspelled Inscriptions from Ancient Spain” (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action IF-793808) and of the project National Research, Development and Innovation Office NKFIH No. K 124170 Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age” (to be realized with the collaboration of the Latin Department of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest).


[1] LRGCLD = Lendület Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology